JCP - J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
1.3200
-0.0300 (-2.22%)
At close: 4:04PM EST
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Previous Close1.3500
Open1.3400
Bid1.30 x 900
Ask0.00 x 41800
Day's Range1.3200 - 1.3500
52 Week Range0.9200 - 4.7500
Volume4,627,620
Avg. Volume11,233,475
Market Cap416.327M
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.07
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.27
Earnings DateFeb 28, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend Date2012-04-05
1y Target Est1.40
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    # J C Penney Company Inc ### NYSE:JCP View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative but improving * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Negative Short interest is extremely high for JCP with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting JCP. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $5.05 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold JCP are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Negative The current level displays a negative indicator with a strengthening bias over the past 1-month. JCP credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

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    # J C Penney Company Inc ### NYSE:JCP View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative but improving * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Negative Short interest is extremely high for JCP with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting JCP. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $6.59 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold JCP are among the highest of the last year, but the rate of growth is slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Negative The current level displays a negative indicator with a strengthening bias over the past 1-month. JCP credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

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